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Today in World War II History—December 28, 1941

Poster for US Navy Construction Battalions (Seabees), WWII

Poster for US Navy Construction Battalions (Seabees), WWII

80 Years Ago—Dec. 28, 1941: US Rear Adm. Ben Moreel requests authorization of Navy construction battalions: the “Seabees.”

Japanese paratroopers land on Sumatra.